Posts by SamfGrant

Chaz Bono Weight Loss Update: HE IS DOWN 60 LBS!

Posted by on May 2, 2013 in Blog, Chaz Bono, Exercise, Food | 15 comments

I’m excited to announce that we’re in the home stretch with Chaz Bono’s weight loss challenge. As you know, he started working with me in November on The Doctor’s TV Show and now, 5 months later, he is down 60 lbs in addition to some excellent improvements in his lab test results! You can watch the big reveal in this clip from The Doctors TV show HERE.   Chaz’s Test Results  Before After Weight: 253 Weight: 193 Cholesterol- 290 Cholesterol 133 Blood pressure- 140/100  Blood pressure- 120/80 Hemoglobin A1C- 5.9(Considered diabetic)  Hemoglobin...

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Chaz Bono Weight Loss Update

Posted by on Feb 20, 2013 in Blog, Chaz Bono, Exercise, Food, In the News | 15 comments

  We’ve hit the 3-month mark with Chaz’s weight loss regimen. And he’s knocking it out of the park!! So far, Chaz is down 45 pounds. You will see me on the new episode of The Doctor’s TV Show with Chaz, which  airs today. You may be wondering how has he arrived at the halfway point of his goal in such a short time. In the beginning, the meal plan I designed limited grains. I removed dairy, soy, sugar and made sure he got plenty of protein, veggies, good fats and supplemented his plan with a detox shake like this one. The weight literally fell off of him! He felt more...

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Creamy Butternut Squash Soup

Posted by on Jan 30, 2013 in Blog, Food, Recipes | 0 comments

1 medium Butternut squash peeled, cut, scraped 3 TBSP chopped onion-I used red 1 chopped stalk of celery Sautee all in 2 TBSP Ghee for 5 mins. Add enough organic chicken stock to cover the mix Simmer for 20-30 mins Add 1/2 cup coconut milk, (I used the 365 brand in the can) 1/4 tsp curry powder, 1/4 tsp salt or to taste. Blend. Eat....

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Think Quinoa is Good for You? Think Again.

Posted by on Jan 25, 2013 in Food, Food Intolerance | 10 comments

Recently I caused quite a stir on Facebook when I posted that Quinoa was not good for your body or the planet. What? How can you say that the gluten free golden child of grains isn’t good for me? Quinoa is gluten free, so isn’t that GOOD? Not so fast. Yes, Quinoa is Gluten Free but so are Kellogg’s Rice Chex cereal-that doesn’t mean it’s a healthy choice. Let me explain. All species are born with defense mechanisms, including plants. Quinoa is actually closer to a seed than a grain. Part of a plant’s defensive mechanism is the outer coating of the seed itself....

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Watch Me on The Doctors TV Show Wednesday

Posted by on Nov 13, 2012 in Chaz Bono | 0 comments

A couple of weeks ago, I was contacted by “The Doctors” TV show to be part of a team working with Chaz Bono to lose weight. Many of you know Chaz as the son of Cher and from his recent appearance on Dancing with the Stars. Chaz’s goal is to lose at least 50 lbs and to make it stick. My goal is to provide him with a meal plan that will not only help him lose the weight but will also be easy for him to maintain. Lifestyle changes, not diets, make for long term weight loss success. During the months of Chaz’s weight loss challenge, I will post updates regularly. My first segment...

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5 Strategies to Fight Fat over 40

Posted by on Feb 4, 2012 in Blog, Exercise, Food | 1 comment

Featured on The magic number: 40. You’ve heard all the cliches…it’s when your birthday cards from friends begin announcing “Over the Hill”. I prefer the one, “Life begins at 40”. That being said, our bodies do begin to shift as we reach the magic number. Back in our 20s we could eat, drink and be merry and do a few minutes in the gym and be as good as new. Or perhaps we’d cut back on our calories or alcohol for a few days and poof–weight loss magic! Now, those tactics may not work so well. Our metabolism has slowed down a bit. Hormones have...

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Is Stress Wreaking Havoc on your Hormones?

Posted by on Oct 19, 2011 in Blog, Hormone Balancing | 3 comments

Featured on The term “stress” is used to describe many things in our culture. In fact, most doctor visits in this country are due to it. But did you know that high stress levels in women can trigger Perimenopause (changes in your menstrual cycle that occur before Menopause) and eventually Menopause? Let’s see how the two are related. Stress causes a physical chain reaction in the body. Your adrenal glands are the organs that respond to stress. It goes something like this: You feel or perceive a stressor- (lack of sleep+ coffee to wake you up+ screaming...

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Grain Free Peach Cobbler

Posted by on Aug 30, 2011 in Blog, Food, Recipes, Uncategorized | 1 comment

My recent trip back to my home state of North Carolina inspired this recipe. Growing up in NC, peach cobbler was always a favorite. We used to buy it from this great family owned restaurant. I wanted to make a grain free, sugar free version that I could enjoy without the GUILT, bloat and sugar CRASH that often accompanies such a dessert. When I made this, the whole house was permeated by the aroma of cinnamon, nutmeg and peaches. My family devoured it within minutes. Ingredients: Filling: 8 peaches, peeled, pitted and sliced thin 1/4 cup xylitol 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon 1/8 tsp ground...

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Gluten Free Delicious Cupcakes

Posted by on Jul 12, 2011 in Blog, Food, Recipes | 0 comments

3 eggs 1/4 cup coconut oil, liquified 1/2 cup coconut milk, room temperature 1/2 tsp vanilla 4 drops stevia extract 1 TBSP granulated Xylitol 1/4 cup coconut flour 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp salt Optional-Shredded, unsweetened coconut for garnishing For the cakes: Preheat oven to 350F and line 6 muffin tins with paper liners. In a medium bowl, beat eggs well. Stir in coconut oil, coconut milk, vanilla and stevia. In a smaller bowl, sift together coconut flour, baking powder, salt and xylitol. Stir dry ingredients into wet and mix well. If batter seems too thick, add a bit more coconut milk...

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The Difference between Food allergies, Food sensitivities and Food intolerances

Posted by on Jul 12, 2011 in Blog, Food, Food Allergies, Food Intolerance, Food Sensitivity | 1 comment

All too often, the connection between ingested foods and subsequent symptom-picture is overlooked. The most common of these symptoms include: * Fatigue * Headache * Bloating * Indigestion * Constipation * Nasal congestion * Eczema * Behavior problems * Poor memory And to dispel the common misconception that food has no bearing on disease development, there are a number of studies linking asthma, autoimmune conditions, cardiovascular disease, depression, hypertension, infertility, rheumatoid arthritis, and more to our diets. Currently, there is much debate regarding the subject of food and how...

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